Aguero one of the world's best, says Manchester City team-mate Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Aguero netted the 100th Premier League goal of his career in City's 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Tuesday, much to the delight of his team-mate.

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling says team-mate Sergio Aguero is one of the best strikers in the world after the Argentine brought up a century of Premier League goals in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Tuesday.

Aguero's 14th-minute header at St James' Park came on his 147th appearance for the club, with only former Magpies striker Alan Shearer reaching 100 top-flight goals sooner.

An equaliser from Vurnon Anita prevented City from earning a fourth straight league win, but there is nevertheless plenty of confidence at the Etihad ahead of their gargantuan Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid next week.

And Sterling, whose appearance off the bench on Tuesday marked the end of a five-game injury lay-off, is adamant that Aguero could provide the key to his side's bid for European glory, adding he is currently among the best in the world.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, the former Liverpool star said: "A player who can always score goals is a massive asset to your team, and he's a player that can score at any any football match, so it's massive to have a player like that in your team.

"He's definitely up there with the world's best strikers because he is a player who scores goals in big games and who scores decisive goals. That's the sort of player he is."

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